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Michael Laris writes about the transformation of the U.S. transportation system. He has covered government accountability and was a reporter in Beijing.
Projects covering roads, bridges, autonomous vehicles, ports and more get funding, but hundreds more were left behind, renewing calls by some officials for an infrastructure push.
Pioneering pilot takes flight again decades after he and his comrades defied bigotry during World War II.
“It’s a big leap between testing this stuff and booking and transporting a passenger who’s paying money for a service,” said an automation expert at Carnegie Mellon.
Fast-changing field of slow-moving people movers offers a different self-driving challenge.
With a surge of travelers this year, choke points abound. Traffic snarls will double — or quadruple — travel times on some road trips. The rush to meet Thursday’s dinner deadline is officially on.
With the echoes of mass shootings not far away, “a message of love and peace and nonviolence, that’s what we need the most right now,” one worshiper said.
The company said its self-driving system, left to its own devices, would have handled the situation by slowing down and “nudging slightly in our own lane, avoiding a collision.”
The company cites improvements and says it is holding its vehicles to higher standards before returning to public roads.
“They are continuing their war not only on science but on common sense,” Gov. Jerry Brown said.
Police say the driver looked down inside the vehicle more than 200 times and her smartphone was streaming NBC’s “The Voice" in the run-up to the crash.